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Armed Forces Corporate Covenant

A corporate covenant is a written and publicised voluntary pledge from businesses and charitable organisations who wish to demonstrate their concrete support for the armed forces community.

More local businesses commit to the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant

Herefordshire Council is one of the few local authorities in the country to have made a commitment to the armed forces Corporate Covenant.

View Herefordshire Council's Armed Forces Corporate Covenant

They have committed to honour and support the armed forces community by recognising the value serving regular and reservist personnel, veterans and military families contribute to our country and business.

The council will endeavour in its business dealings to uphold the two key principles of the covenant, which are that no member of the armed forces community should face disadvantage in the provision of public and commercial services compared to any other citizen and in some circumstances special treatment may be appropriate, especially for the injured or bereaved.

A number of local businesses in the county have also signed up to the Corporate Covenant:

  • Bubble Production
  • Business Network (SW) Ltd
  • Butler Specialist Service Ltd
  • Cart Shed
  • Harrison Clarke Rickerby
  • Herefordshire CCG
  • Herefordshire Council
  • Kidwell Law
  • Level Peakes Associates
  • Minimal Risk Consultancy Limited
  • Sutton House Limited
  • The Next Step
  • Wargrave House Surgery
  • Wye Valley NHS Trust

National organisations signed up with branches in Herefordshire:

  • 2Gether NHS Trust
  • Asda Stores Ltd
  • Balfour Beatty Living Places
  • Barclays plc
  • British Heart Foundation
  • BT Group plc
  • Combat Stress
  • G4S
  • Greggs plc
  • HSBC Bank plc
  • Lloyds Banking Group plc
  • Marks & Spencers plc
  • Nationwide BS
  • RBS & Natwest
  • Royal Mail plc
  • Tesco Stores Ltd
  • Veolia Environmental Services
  • Vodaphone
  • Wincanton plc

You can visit GOV.UK Armed Force Corporate Covenant signed pledges to find out what they pledged.

Who can sign the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant?

Any Herefordshire business, social enterprise or local charity can sign the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant.

Each organisation will be encouraged to offer support in a way most appropriate to their situation and capacity, with the pledge document including a menu of options for you to sign up to. This menu includes employment support for veterans, reservists, service spouses and partners as well as support for cadet units, Armed Forces Day and discounts for the armed forces community. There is also an opportunity for businesses and charitable organisations to add their own commitments based on local circumstances.

How can I sign it?

Simply complete and return a corporate covenant template from the Corporate Covenant Pledge page of the GOV.UK website.

Or alternatively ring the delegated grants team on 01432 260753 or email

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